Ardeana Hamlin

The Weekly & Special Sections Writer

 

Weekly calendar

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 28, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: • Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration …
Jay Muth (left), vice president and senior business banker, Bangor Savings Bank, presents Buddy Angst, CFO, Community Health and Counseling with a $4,500 grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to help fund one of its ACHEVE (Arts Can Help Everyone Excel) program. ACHEVE is an in-school dance program for third- and fourth-graders in seven schools throughout the Bangor area. The program uses the arts to provide children with information, skills and support to increase and strengthen positive growth and development that prepares them for healthy life choices.

Support for the arts

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
Bucksport Poet Laureate Pat Ranzoni (left) chats with sculptor Matt Foster of Milo after reading a poem, “The Young Sculptor Delivers Himself,” she wrote to commemorate the delivery to Bucksport of a model of a sculpture (front right) Foster will create as part of the 2014 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium this summer. The finished sculpture will be installed in September on the Bucksport waterfront.

Many hands help sculpture take shape in Bucksport

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   Bucksport is one of seven communities, along with Surry, Lubec, Calais, Harrington, Jonesport and Castine, that will have sculptures created and placed in public spaces as part of the 2014 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium this summer. Artists from Maine, South Korea, Bulgaria, …
“Ribs, steak, hamburger, stuffed peppers and brownies.”
Janine Greeley, St. Albans

‘What’s on your barbecue grill this summer?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 9:06 a.m.
The Weekly was at Six Miles Falls Store in Bangor.
“The wind and the coolness. It’s close to the water. And Pompeii Pizza.”
Michaela Warman, Bangor

‘What attracts you to the Bangor waterfront?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
The Weekly was at the Bangor Waterfront

EMCC launches Summer Success Academy

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on June 24, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
by Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   BANGOR —  Eastern Maine Community College is launching a new program, the Summer Success Academy, for incoming first-years. The two-week academy is intended to help students develop math, writing and college-readiness skills through hands-on activities. “We’re finding that a large percentage of …

Bangor Public Library to host national exhibition on Civil War

By Ardeana Hamlin on June 17, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
BANGOR — The Bangor Public Library will host “Civil War 150,” a national traveling exhibition, on display from June 23 to July 14. Bangor Public Library is one of 50 sites nationwide selected to host the “Civil War 150” exhibition. The Civil War was one of the most transformative periods …
Paige Rainford, a senior at Hampden Academy, displays the Girl Scout Gold Award she received June 1 at a ceremony at Hampden Academy.

Two Hampden Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

By Ardeana Hamlin on June 13, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.
HAMPDEN — Olivia Duron, a senior at Hampden Academy, recently completed the requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award. She is the daughter of Bobby and Stefanie Duron of Hampden. Olivia joined Girl Scouts as a kindergartner in Chadron, Nebraska, and became a member of Troop 199 of Hampden in …
PICTURE FROM THE PAST
The Eastern Maine General Hospital opened a new anesthesia recovery room in February 1961 to which all patients were taken from the operating room. This brought highly skilled nursing care to every patient as he was coming out from under anesthesia.

YESTERDAY …

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on June 09, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — June 5, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — There was food, music and plenty of dancing at the one-year anniversary celebration of the Residential Life Unit of the Maine Veterans Home. Residents enjoyed a barbecue and live band music in …
“I love the Expo. I come here every year.”
Linda Stevens, Newport

‘What impresses you about the Senior Expo?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on May 29, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.
The Weekly was at the Senior Expo Tuesday, May 13, at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

School news

By Ardeana Hamlin on May 06, 2014, at 8:37 a.m.
Schools Dancing Like The Stars HERMON — The Hermon High School class of 2015 will host Dancing Like The Stars at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the school. Admission is $8, $5 students. Vote for your favorite couple at $1 per vote. Proceeds will help support the high school’s …
Sam Woodward, 11, who wants to be an astrophysicist, receives a photo gift and message from the actors of the Big Bang Theory.

‘Big Bang Theory’ actors inspire young Brewer fan

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Special to The Weekly on April 15, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
The six degrees of separation is the mathematical notion that every person on the planet is no more than six people away from every other person, in terms of who knows who. So, you and I are no more than six people away from Harrison Ford, Queen Elizabeth, or a …
Sentimental Journey band members play at a dance in the Bangor area.

Sentimental Journey brings Big Band Era into the present

By Ardeana Hamlin on Feb. 27, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
BANGOR — When big band Sentimental Journey, its 18 members wearing blue sports jackets, white shirts and ties, settle into chairs behind music stands, they are the personification of big band music in Maine. They bring to the present day the music of another era, channeling the spirits of the …
From the community

Ice Route 1A brings traffic to standstill

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 11, 2014, at 9:01 a.m.
HAMPDEN – An icy mist that began falling and freezing at approximately 8:30 a.m. has brought traffic on Route 1A to a halt in the northbound lane. Most of the vehicles, from what I can see from my living room window, are passenger cars with one lone tractor-trailer truck in …

Sports news|

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 30, 2013, at 10:38 a.m.
Skating lessons BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate and Free-Style Skate Lessons program for children age 4 and up. Session II will begin Sunday, Jan. 5. The schedule is: • Learn to skate, 4:10-5:10 p.m. $80 Bangor residents, $85 …

Arts news

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Dec. 30, 2013, at 10:16 a.m.
Eastern Maine Camera Club BANGOR — The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation building, 647 Main St. Guest speaker will be Patrick Downey, and art landscape photographer from Ellsworth, who has both a regional and international reputation as …
BY HAND (blog)

Tradition of handmade tree ornaments lingers on

on Dec. 26, 2013, at 2:16 p.m.
Every year when it comes time to trim my Christmas tree, I look forward to choosing the ornaments I want to hang. Everything in the box is familiar; some of the ornaments date to my childhood, such as the white plastic reindeer with the broken leg, a green ribbon tied …
BY HAND
BDN Photo by Ardeana Hamlin

These vintage Christmas tree ornaments from the late 1970s were handcrafted from felt, a bit of lace and buttons.

Tradition of handmade tree ornaments lingers on

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 26, 2013, at 2:09 p.m.
Every year when it comes time to trim my Christmas tree, I look forward to choosing the ornaments I want to hang. Everything in the box is familiar; some of the ornaments date to my childhood, such as the white plastic reindeer with the broken leg, a green ribbon tied …
BY HAND
Well-known authors including Jane Smiley, Anita Shreve, Ann Patchett and Andre Dubus III write about knitting in "Knitting Yarns."

Last-minute gift ideas for knitters

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 19, 2013, at 10:51 a.m.
Books are always welcome as gifts at holiday time. Here are few that will appeal to knitters: “Writers in Knitting” edited by Ann Hood is the kind of book one will put aside actual knitting in order to read. The book asks the question, “Why does knitting occupy a place …
BY HAND (blog)

What to do before donating needlework books, yarn and related items

on Dec. 12, 2013, at 1:09 p.m.
Many times in the course of the 10 years I have written the By Hand column readers have emailed asking for suggestions on how to dispose of a loved one’s collection of vintage books, magazines and booklets pertaining to needlework, and stashes of yarn and the tools of needlework such …
 
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